Father John and Matushka Michelle came to St. Tikhon’s with their young family. It was a true leap of faith — and something neither had planned on or expected. In this short film, they reflect on their three years at St. Tikhon’s, and share how their time in seminary has prepared them for their next […]
A lot of people are curious about the differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. From the outside, it might look like we are basically the same Church with the same practices and the same theology. While we do have some important things in common with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters, […]
In this video, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick comments on 5 misconceptions people often have of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Misconception #1: The Orthodox Church is only for certain kinds of people (Greeks, Russians, etc.) Misconception #2: The Orthodox Church is the same as the Roman Catholic Church. –Some big differences include how we view church […]
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How should Orthodox Christians feel about environmentalism? Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick clarifies and answers this question by explaining the different streams of environmentalism that we see active in the world today. First, he comments on Liberal Environmentalism, the most extreme form of which claims that man is bad for the earth. Second, he talks about what […]
The average American spends over 10 hours every day looking at a screen. Recent scientific studies indicate that our screen usage is changing the way we think – literally re-wiring our brains. This phenomena presents new challenges to the evangelistic and didactic efforts of Eastern Orthodox missionary and catechetical activity. What are we to do? […]
What is the task of Orthodox Christians living in America? Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick begins by noting that we must “witness Jesus Christ to this culture” and let people know that Jesus Christ is a real person, “a true presence with us. Loving us and accepting us just as we are. No matter who we […]
What is the Orthodox Church? And what is it’s purpose? Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick shares his thoughts on the subject, noting that not everyone knows about the Orthodox Church. So let’s get the word out. Share this with your friends, family, and social media followers!
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon talks a little bit about sanctification. The question: How are we sanctified? Fr. Patrick’s answer: “I am not at all convinced that everyone will do it the same way. Or should.” Check out this short video for a quick story about how people are sanctified in different ways.
What are relics and why do many Orthodox Churches have them? Relics are a piece of the bone of a sanctified person – a saint. Orthodox Christians believe that a persons physical body can be the receptacle of, and be effected by, God’s grace. Think of the story of Moses who, after an extended time […]